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Old 06-12-2012
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Re: Bump in the night

I looked for a diagram that would show what I intend to describe but no luck. On our mooring the chain is shackled to a large metal ring (6" dia. x 1" stock). The ring is the attachment point for our pennants AND the ball. If we wanted to take the ball off we would attach the pennants as per normal, then pull the pennants up to the ring and disconnect the shackle for the ball. Viola!
We don't do this but many others at our club do as they don't like the mooring ball chafing their finely waxed hulls. My boat is 45 years old and a little ball chafing is to be expected at that age!
We also use a soft inflatable ball, not a hard one.

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Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
Not sure how that would work.
The chain comes up through the hole in the ball and has a shackle that connects the pennants at the top of the ball. The shackle will not drop through the hole.

If I haul enough I will start pulling chain aboard but the ball stays in the water.

If I disconnect that shackle I could easily drop the chain.

I think your guys have the pennants connected to the bottom of the ball.
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